Waimea Valley – Oahu

  During Christmas Break, the kids and I explored Waimea Valley.  This is a preserved and sacred area along the North Shore of Oahu.  I stumbled across it as I was looking for kid-friendly hikes.  We wanted somewhere to explore yet was not challenging.  Waimea Valley seemed perfect - a short hike to a waterfall,…

Nuremberg, hospitals, and a few birthdays in between

It's been a whirlwind couple of months.  I always say that, but it is actually true.  We are settled into our new home here, and I will keep saying it:  I really like it here.  I am making friends, the girls are loving school and their friends, Andy is PLENTY busy with work, and the…

Day 173-175: Happy Birthday Addie!

Technically, it is Addie's birthday.  I am up late decorating the house with streamers and balloons, finishing decorating her purple birthday cake, and wrapping presents, as usual for the girls' birthdays.  Addie is 3 years old today.  It would be cliche to say that is hard to believe, but it really is for me because…